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November 10, 2014

"A crowd stoned to death a young man in northeast Congo on Friday before burning and eating his corpse, witnesses said, in apparent revenge for a series of attacks by Ugandan rebels.”"

Here we have (I now see) a case not of grotesque animalism, as I once would have said, but of cultural versatility.
Moslems eat beef but not pork, Hindus eat pork but not beef, but Africans eat both, and each other. They are simply freer spirits, not constrained by dour Eurocentric conventionality. This dietary quirk may be an evolutionary adaption to life in a region afflicted by famine. There is nothing wrong with cannibalism. In it we simply see another way of looking at things. I concede that my tendency to regard anthropophagy as barbaric was reprehensible Euro-supremacist bigotry. I recognize now that Congolese culture is as admirable as any other, such as Swiss.
Fred On Everything

Posted by gerardvanderleun at November 10, 2014 1:17 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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I suppose we should have a good reason to get fed up with each other.

Posted by: Stug Guts [TypeKey Profile Page] at November 10, 2014 3:44 PM

Fred: A pleasant dose of sarcasm, sliding it in.

Alle Menschen werden Brüder. Schiller's poetry and Beethoven's music does not make it true for me. I have been around enough people in peace and in war, have taken some lives and saved some lives. They were not all my brothers nor will they ever be.

Many people are good and I fellowship with them, they could be my brothers and sisters.
There are many evil people in this world and I cannot be their brother. They are minions of Satan and must be destroyed.

The values of "Good" and "Evil" are not my whimsy; I take instruction from the Bible.

Posted by: chasmatic [TypeKey Profile Page] at November 10, 2014 9:58 PM

I wonder if they got fries with that.

Posted by: Vermont Woodchuck [TypeKey Profile Page] at November 11, 2014 5:26 AM

Problem with that way of life is one day you're the chef, next day you an ingredient.

Posted by: BillH [TypeKey Profile Page] at November 11, 2014 8:21 AM


I'm with you. And even before I started reading the Bible it was clear that anybody who didn't recognize good and evil was a damn' fool.

Posted by: Rob De Witt [TypeKey Profile Page] at November 11, 2014 11:33 AM

"....burning and eating...."


Otherwise known as "cooking", albeit, well done.

Posted by: ghostsniper [TypeKey Profile Page] at November 11, 2014 5:19 PM

I love Fred, and love his daughters. They are a remarkable lot, those three. Best part is, they tolerate me. :-)

Posted by: DonRodrigo [TypeKey Profile Page] at November 12, 2014 9:04 AM

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